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Blended learning and Social Constructivism

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         When Jean Piaget (1896-1980) theorized on Social Constructivism, the world was much simpler and smaller. Piaget's theory of constructivism argues that we produce knowledge and form meaning based upon our experiences. As a psychologist,…

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Added by Alisa R. Watman on April 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

You Mean Google+ is Not Just For Chats and Hangouts?

As we educators are aware, our jobs in the classroom do not get left behind in school when the dismissal bell rings.  Rather, our jobs come home with us.  From calling parents during the evening hours, to grading papers, to preparing our lessons, it's as if teachers are always "on call."  To complicate our lives even more, we live in a world of instant gratification; we are constantly waiting for an phone call, an e-mail, a message, a text, or a tweet.  In short, a teacher's job never…

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Added by Rebecca Penina Simon on February 11, 2013 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Confessions Of An Anti-Social Teacher

This week I started a social network. No, I am not trying to be the next Mark Zuckerberg. I have no desire for a billion users. The nine who already signed up are enough for me. This week’s assignment for my Educational Technology class was to create our own social network.The trouble I've always had with social networking is that it seems to take up a lot of time that could be better spent accomplishing in other ways. It just seems strange to me when I watch other people lives taken…

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Added by rabbipollock on January 29, 2013 at 3:04am — 1 Comment

And I quote "60% of students who use social networking talk about education topics online"- Really?!

In the how-to for educators guide to Web 2.0, by Solomon and Schrum, they make one very interesting point on page 85 that  I would like to address.

The point is based on a study that reports that almost "60% of students who use social networking talk about education topics online" I hate to be overly pessimistic but I find this very hard to believe and would love to know the details of how this data was obtained. Are we truly to believe that all of this time kids spend on facebook and…

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Added by Eytan London on June 11, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments

How Social Is Too Social

We live in a time of social networking. Everyone is trying to increase their friends, connections, or expand their community with more followers. I agree being connected is extremely important at this time. Knowing what people are reading, what the trends are in your field, finding out about new initiatives; however, is there ever too much?



How productive can we be if we are forever tweeting, posting or responding? If we fail to give input do we become irrelevant? I am the queen of…

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Added by Elise Passy on April 9, 2012 at 5:14pm — No Comments

How Social Is Too Social

We live in a time of social networking. Everyone is trying to increase their friends, connections, or expand their community with more followers. I agree being connected is extremely important at this time. Knowing what people are reading, what the trends are in your field, finding out about new initiatives; however, is there ever too much?



How productive can we be if we are forever tweeting, posting or responding? If we fail to give input do we become irrelevant? I am the queen of…

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Added by Elise Passy on April 9, 2012 at 5:14pm — No Comments

What's Happening on YU 2.0 / #EDTECH Round Up - All About PINTEREST! (2-19-12)



#EdTech Roundup: All The Hype About Pinterest

Lately, everyone seems to be talking about Pinterest, the graphic based social network that allows users to collect, or ‘pin’ images and links to virtual boards that are organized by topic, or however you’d like them to be set up. Pinterest takes the social bookmarking…

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Added by Dov Emerson on February 19, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Making Sense of the Twitter Noise



Anyone on this site

When I grew up, it was common to spin the radio dial looking for music.  The trick was to spin it fast enough that you could barely hear the songs and then to stop on something you like. This game was fine anytime, but at 9:00 p.m. At 9 it was…

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Added by Elise Passy on February 6, 2012 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Go Ahead....talk to strangers

Social Networking in the Classroom with Twitter Using GroupTweet



Most middle school and many elementary students are already networking online, so why not teach them how to do it right? After all, elementary schools have the unique opportunity to introduce kids to social networking before they stumble upon the pitfalls of web-based socializing themselves.A great way to introduce elementary age students to social networking is through a school-based network. These controlled…
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Added by Hanna Shekhter on February 1, 2012 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Building Your PLN: Who to Read, Who to Follow

We have spoken in the past about using social media to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN) of fellow educators that we can learn from and share with. Along those lines, I am pleased to pass along this post from Edudemic which lists 20 Ed Admin blogs that are quite popular, and for good reason. The authors post great stuff! While not everything is about #EdTech, there is definitely a bent towards…

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Added by Dov Emerson on December 11, 2011 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Who Should I Friend?

Facebook is a wonderful tool. I have been on it for a few years now and I find it very useful. I have found friends from college that I have not heard from in twenty years, I have even had two apologies from people about the way they treated me in high school and I even found a way to get rid of Silly Putty from my couch. I share photos with my family who are across the…

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Added by Michael R. Newman on June 19, 2011 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Back to Twitter

The use of social networking media is ever-growing. Just click on the following link to see how it is being used in a Republican Presidential candidate debate http://mashable.com/2011/06/13/cnn-gop-debate-social-media/



I find the use of Twitter as a social networking site to be fascinating. In our times as the “disposable generation”, I find this tool to be most appropriate. When we move from one thing t the… Continue

Added by Dov Hochbaum on June 13, 2011 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Attending AIPAC from My House…The Power of the #Hashtag

Right now, over 10,000 delegates are gathered in Washington, DC, for the annual AIPAC Policy Conference. This event, hosted by the primary Pro-Israel lobby in the United States, brings together the movers and shakers from the American Jewish community for three days of intense discussions and presentations by major political leaders. On Sunday, President Obama addressed the conference, and tonight, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be speaking to the group. While I did not have the…

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Added by Dov Emerson on May 24, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Tweet Tweet?

The world of Twiter seems fascinating at first glance. It allows users to post or blog about anything in a short and concise manner. People can stay connected to what interests them and be constantly updated about that topic or person. You can then often click on a link for more information about that tweet.



However, one can use the social networking agent to post about what you had for breakfast. This article written by Joe Posnanski points out that athletes use this to tell their… Continue

Added by Dov Hochbaum on May 22, 2011 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Teaching in a Web 2.0 Universe

The year is 1986. The school is the San Diego Hebrew Day School. As I enter Miss Wellners’ 6th grade class I see them out the corner of my eye; four gleaming white Apple IIc computers. Remember those? The green dot matrix screens, rainbow-colored Apple logo and internal floppy drives for the 5 1/4 inch actual floppy disk. This was Apples first attempt at a portable computer (the “c” standing for “compact”) weighing 7.5lbs (minus the power supply and monitor) and it was being used by k-8 schools… Continue

Added by Eliezer Jones on December 2, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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